September 2020: Indie Next Picks, Bargain Books, and New E-Gift Cards!

September 2020: Indie Next Picks, Bargain Books, and New E-Gift Cards!
See which new titles booksellers are loving, check out our selection of Bargain Books, find about our new e-Gift Cards, and read about our upcoming livestream events. But first....
Rosanne Parry Book Signing!
A Whale of the Wild
Book Signing
Thursday, September 3, 4pm to 6pm
Best-selling author and Annie Bloom's bookseller Rosanne Parry will be signing copies of her brand new Middle Grade novel, A Whale of the Wild. The signing will take place outside, in front of the store. Books will be available to purchase at the door, or you may prepay here on our website. (To make sure your online order is processed before the signing, please place your order prior to end-of-day on Wednesday 9/2.) Rosanne will also be on AM Northwest on Thursday 9/3, sometime between 9am and 10am. Tune in! A Whale of the Wild is about a young orca whale who must lead her brother on a tumultuous journey to be reunited with their pod. This gorgeously illustrated animal adventure novel explores family bonds, survival, global warming, and a changing seascape. Includes information about orcas and their habitats. Read More Here!
New & Upcoming Releases
by Rene Denfeld
Out Now!
After captivating readers in The Child Finder, Naomi—the investigator with an uncanny ability for finding missing children—returns, trading snow-covered woods for dark, gritty streets on the search for her missing sister in a city where young, homeless girls have been going missing and turning up dead. The search takes her to Portland, Oregon, where scores of homeless children wander the streets like ghosts, searching for money, food, and companionship. The sharp-eyed investigator soon discovers that young girls have been going missing for months, many later found in the dirty waters of the river. Though she does not want to get involved, Naomi is unable to resist the pull of children in need—and the fear she sees in the eyes of a twelve-year old girl named Celia. Running from an abusive stepfather and an addict mother, Celia has nothing but hope in the butterflies—her guides and guardians on the dangerous streets. She sees them all around her, tiny iridescent wisps of hope that soften the edges of this hard world and illuminate a cherished memory from her childhood—the Butterfly Museum, a place where everything is safe and nothing can hurt her. As danger creeps closer, Naomi and Celia find echoes of themselves in one another, forcing them each to consider the question: Can you still be lost even when you’ve been found? But will they find the answer too late? Purchase Your Copy Here!
by April Henry
Out Now!
In the latest thriller from Multnomah Village's own April Henry, A teen is snatched outside her kung fu class and must figure out how to escape—and rescue another kidnapped victim. When Savannah disappears soon after arguing with her mom's boyfriend, everyone assumes she's run away. The truth is much worse. She's been kidnapped by a man in a white van who locks her in an old trailer home, far from prying eyes. And worse yet, Savannah's not alone: ten months earlier, Jenny met the same fate and nearly died trying to escape. Now as the two girls wonder if he will hold them captive forever or kill them, they must join forces to break out—even if it means they die trying. Purchase Your Copy Here!
by Jon Meacham
Out Now!
John Lewis, who at age twenty-five marched in Selma, Alabama, and was beaten on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, was a visionary and a man of faith. Drawing on decades of wide-ranging interviews with Lewis, Jon Meacham writes of how this great-grandson of a slave and son of an Alabama tenant farmer was inspired by the Bible and his teachers in nonviolence, Reverend James Lawson and Martin Luther King, Jr., to put his life on the line in the service of what Abraham Lincoln called "the better angels of our nature." A believer in the injunction that one should love one's neighbor as oneself, Lewis was arguably a saint in our time, risking limb and life to bear witness for the powerless in the face of the powerful. In many ways he brought a still-evolving nation closer to realizing its ideals, and his story offers inspiration and illumination for Americans today who are working for social and political change. Purchase Your Copy Here!
by Louise Penny
Out Now!
On their first night in Paris, the Gamaches gather as a family for a bistro dinner with Armand's godfather, the billionaire Stephen Horowitz. Walking home together after the meal, they watch in horror as Stephen is knocked down and critically injured in what Gamache knows is no accident, but a deliberate attempt on the elderly man’s life. When a strange key is found in Stephen’s possession it sends Armand, his wife Reine-Marie, and his former second-in-command at the Sûreté, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, from the top of the Tour d’Eiffel, to the bowels of the Paris Archives, from luxury hotels to odd, coded, works of art. It sends them deep into the secrets Armand’s godfather has kept for decades. A gruesome discovery in Stephen’s Paris apartment makes it clear the secrets are more rancid, the danger far greater and more imminent, than they realized. Soon the whole family is caught up in a web of lies and deceit. In order to find the truth, Gamache will have to decide whether he can trust his friends, his colleagues, his instincts, his own past. His own family. For even the City of Light casts long shadows. And in that darkness devils hide. Purchase Your Copy Here!
by Dav Pilkey
Out Now!
The next great Dog Man adventure from the worldwide bestselling author and artist Dav Pilkey. You'll howl with laughter! The Supa Buddies bamboozled the baddies, but all's not right in the world. Dog Man has a new problem to pound, and he's going to need his entire pack to help him. Will he go barking up the wrong tree? The Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of doing good. Purchase Your Copy Here!
by Vanessa Veselka
Out Now!
On the day of their estranged father's wedding, half sisters Cheyenne and Livy set off to claim their inheritance. It's been years since the two have seen each other. Cheyenne is newly back in Seattle, crashing with Livy after a failed marriage and a series of dead ends. Livy works refinishing boats, her resentment against her freeloading sister growing as she tamps down dreams of fishing off the coast of Alaska. But the promise of a shot at financial security brings the two together to claim what's theirs. Except, instead of money, what their father gives them is information––a name––which both reveals a stunning family secret and compels them to come to grips with it. In the face of their new reality, the sisters and their adopted brother each set out on journeys that will test their faith in one another, as well as their definitions of freedom. Purchase Your Copy Here!
by Bob Woodward
Out: September 15
Rage goes behind the scenes like never before, with stunning new details about early national security decisions and operations and Trump's moves as he faces a global pandemic, economic disaster and racial unrest. President Trump has said publicly that Woodward has interviewed him. What is not known is that Trump provided Woodward a window into his mind through a series of exclusive interviews. Rage draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand witnesses, as well as participants' notes, emails, diaries, calendars and confidential documents. Woodward obtained 25 personal letters exchanged between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that have not been public before. Kim describes the bond between the two leaders as out of a "fantasy film," as the two leaders engage in an extraordinary diplomatic minuet. Rage will be the foundational account of the Trump presidency, its turmoil, contradictions and risks. It is an essential document for any voter seeking an accurate inside view of the Trump years—volatile and vivid. Pre-Order Your Copy Here!
If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future
by Jill Lepore
Out: September 15
A revelatory account of the Cold War origins of the data-mad, algorithmic twenty-first century, from the author of the acclaimed international bestseller These Truths. The Simulmatics Corporation, launched during the Cold War, mined data, targeted voters, manipulated consumers, destabilized politics, and disordered knowledge—decades before Facebook, Google, and Cambridge Analytica. Lepore came across the company’s papers in MIT's archives and set out to tell this forgotten history, the long-lost backstory to the methods, and the arrogance, of Silicon Valley. The scientists of Simulmatics believed they had invented "the A-bomb of the social sciences." They did not predict that it would take decades to detonate, like a long-buried grenade. This history has a past; If Then is its cautionary tale. Pre-Order Your Copy Here!
September Indie Next Picks
Every month, the coalition of independent bookstores puts together a list of titles recommended by booksellers across the country. Here are some of their top picks for September 2020. (A sample of the Fall 2020 Kids' Indie Next List follows)
by Elena Ferrante
"Ferrante's latest novel gives an insightful and intriguing look at the life of a budding Italian teenage girl, both internally and externally. I found Ferrante's ability to delve into Giovanna's psyche fascinating, especially since I’ve never parented a girl and don't always feel like I understand them. Her sensitivity to the myriad of issues and the fragility of Giovanna's relationships make for a marvelous read. Ferrante is a gifted writer, and this latest offering does not disappoint. I loved this story! Fabulous read!" —Stephanie Crowe, Page and Palette, Fairhope, AL Purchase Your Copy Here!
by Helen Macdonald
"I wish I could give Vesper Flights twelve stars out of five. In this beautiful, loving, poignant portrait of a nature lover's world—gosh, what an understatement—Helen Macdonald continues to prove herself a nature-writing powerhouse. Her literary skills make her a modern legend, and Vesper Flights is sure to touch as many hearts, if not more, than H Is for Hawk did." —Nikki F., Bookie's Chicago, Chicago, IL Purchase Your Copy Here!
by Fredrik Backman
Out: September 8
"This book made me feel all the feels! It was sad, it was funny, it was hopeful, it was everything. The character development is incredible at revealing what's inside each of the characters, and the way their stories link and interconnect is genius. It's a story about sadness and hope and human connections. I couldn't put it down and barreled to the end, but now I am sad it's over. Anxious People is truly the best thing I've read in a long time!" —Lisa Driban, Hockessin Book Shelf, Hockessin, DE Pre-Order Your Copy Here!
by Yaa Gyasi
"Gifty immigrated from Ghana, grew up in Alabama, and is working on a PhD in neuroscience at Stanford, where she experiments with mice. She has always felt she wasn't cool enough or white enough, and tries to prove her value through her brilliance. She tells her raw and powerful story of racism, addiction, mental illness, and especially faith and prayer, all while trying hard to mend a complicated relationship with her mother. This second novel from the author of the award-winning novel Homegoing is compelling and so, so beautifully written." —Sally Weitzen, Wellesley Books, Wellesley, MA Purchase Your Copy Here!
by Christina Baker Kline
"One of the best books I’ve read this year! This is a meticulously researched historical fiction based on the lives of three women convicted of petty theft in England who are shipped to the convict colony of Australia, never to return to their home country. We also meet a young Aboriginal girl who weaves through this story like a phantom. There are aspects of Les Mis and The Forgotten Garden in this beautiful book. I simply adored it." —Elizabeth Barnhill, Fabled Bookshop & Café, Waco, TX Purchase Your Copy Here!
by Ayad Akhtar
Out: September 15
"A masterful blend of memoir and fiction, this is an unforgettable journey through the lives of a Muslim family finding their place in a post-9/11 America. A searing navigation of the loves we try to reconcile—familial, religious, societal—and the definition of home. Written with wisdom, wit, and unsparing honesty, this an important book that you will continue to contemplate for a very long time. Both intimate and epic, this is a must-read." —Pam Stirling, East Bay Booksellers, Oakland, CA Pre-Order Your Copy Here!
by Sue Miller
Out: September 8
"Bookstore owner Graham is a friend to all and larger than life in every way. His first wife, Frieda, and current wife, Annie, both know and love him for it. But after Graham's unexpected death, secrets emerge that bring everything Annie thought she knew into question. Daughter Sarah and stepson Lucas help her through her grief, but anger is harder to leave behind. Fans of The Most Fun We Ever Had will love this beautifully written, honest look at the deep but fragile bond of love." —Beth Mynhier, Lake Forest Book Store, Lake Forest, IL Pre-Order Your Copy Here!
by Claudia Rankine
Out: September 8
"Claudia Rankine continues to break ground and pierce our souls with her latest offering, Just Us. Always creating compelling innovative forms, she seamlessly weaves poetry, memoir, and cultural/racial research and criticism through the deeply personal lens of her cancer and biracial marriage, probing the larger questions of how Black and white Americans can both occupy the same spaces in such disparate circumstances. Just Us is brilliant, moving, deeply human, and honest. Rankine shines brighter with each book." —Angela Spring, Duende District, Washington, DC Pre-Order Your Copy Here!
Former Picks Now Out in Paperback!
by Jacqueline Woodson
"Although you can read Jacqueline Woodson's newest novel over the course of one evening, there is nothing breezy about the richness of its story, nothing short about the depth of its characters, nothing quick about the way this book stays with you after you finish reading. Told through five distinct voices, Red at the Bone tracks an African-American family through time and place as an unexpected pregnancy upends and reshapes family and class expectations as well as individual trajectories. Ultimately, the novel is about legacy in every sense of the word. And since Woodson's writing packs the emotional punch of an epic in a novella number of pages, the legacy of her book is to be read over and over and over again." — Kelly Brown, Magic City Books, Tulsa, OK Purchase Your Copy Here!
by Kevin Wilson
“When a politician's young wife hires her old school friend as a nanny for her two stepchildren, the main duty will be to keep the twins out of sight and out of trouble. That's because the kids' father is a senator and under serious consideration to be the next Secretary of State. But what if the children can't control themselves? Who is the best person to take care of children who are afflicted with spontaneous combustion? Obviously, a woman with no fear of fire, nothing to lose, and nothing to gain. At turns hilarious and heartbreaking, this unique novel explores family dynamics, resentment, and retribution, leaving the reader with a new perspective on motherhood and what it means to be loyal to those you love." — Laura Simcox, Sunrise Books, High Point, NC Purchase Your Copy Here!
Running with Sherman: How a Rescue Donkey Inspired a Rag-tag Gang of Runners to Enter the Craziest Race in America
by Christopher McDougall
"Running With Sherman is one of those special books that just makes you happy. Sherman, an abused donkey adopted by Christopher McDougall and family, needs a task, and that task turns out to be joining the World Championship of burro running in Colorado. In his inimitably engaging style, McDougall has taken the best of his two previous books—the personal stories of Born to Run and the history from Natural Born Heroes—and created the most enjoyable book I've read this year. I laughed, I got teary, I smiled a lot. Sherman is my new hero!" — Pete Mock, McIntyre's Fine Books, Pittsboro, NC Purchase Your Copy Here!
by Ben Lerner
Out: September 29
"It's the late '90s in Topeka, and high school senior Adam Gordon is partying, going to school, and preparing for a national speech and debate competition—living a life he expects to reflect back upon with irony and detachment in some urbane, imaginary future. Lerner shifts between perspectives, stealing stylistic bits from autofiction and documentary; he reinvents the way narrative can place the moments of our lives in the context of history, both global and hyper-local, exploring how history inflicts trauma onto us and how we, in turn, inflict that trauma back onto history. And he does all this while toying with language and the spaces where it breaks down as we attempt to self-define. Simply put, The Topeka School is a work of genius." — Chris Lee, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI Pre-Order Your Copy Here!
Fall 2020 Kids' Indie Next List
Ages 4 to 8
by Ann Patchett
Out: September 22
"Have you ever been blamed for someone else’s mistake? That's just what keeps happening to the curious little goat who lives on the very same farm as the dear little lambs who wanted a 'lambslide.' The goat is so curious about the world outside his pen, he constantly escapes to explore, roll down the hill, taste new things, and make new friends. Whenever he escapes, he becomes the scapegoat for a burned pie, a spilled paint bucket, trampled petunias, and even bubble gum left on a chair! The farmer's daughter comes to the rescue and proves everyone has been blaming the goat instead of admitting their mistakes. What a fun way to explore the valuable lesson of honesty and taking responsibility. This delightful story comes to life with cheerful and detailed illustrations by Robin Preiss Glasser, and will undoubtedly spark laughter and learning in young children." —Patricia Donmoyer, White Rabbit Children's Books and Gifts, Leonardtown, MD Pre-Order Your Copy Here!
by LeBron James, Nina Mata (Illus.)
"Oh my bookness! This is the picture book we've been waiting for. Children need more stories that help them feel confident and that capture the everyday joys of childhood. I Promise is beautifully and thoughtfully illustrated to showcase the joys and simplicity of life—from reading in the library to jumping double-dutch, from swimming to having fun and adventures with friends. Its August release is right on time as youngsters head back to school from summer break. The message I Promise sends will be a perfect beginning to a brand-new school year!" —Kendra McNeil, We Are LIT, Kentwood, MI Purchase Your Copy Here!
by Stephanie Graegin
Out: September 8
"Fern and Otto is a beautiful celebration of discovery, adventure, and friendship. It is a charming reminder that all of life's experiences are more exciting when shared with friends! A sweet story that will resonate with kids of all ages." —Anderson McKean, Page and Palette, Fairhope, AL Pre-Order Your Copy Here!
Ages 9 to 12
by Amy Timberlake
Out: September 15
“Skunk and Badger has everything I want in an early reader book: madcap silliness, fun science facts about geology and chickens, and a heartfelt lesson told through the mistakes Badger makes on a bumpy road to friendship with Skunk that lead him to reckoning and atonement. Also, Jon Klassen’s artwork is beautiful and adds so much to the story. Loved it!” —Mimi Hannan, La Playa Books, San Diego, CA Pre-Order Your Copy Here!
by Jacqueline Woodson
"Jacqueline Woodson brings us into the life of 12-year-old ZJ, whose father is a beloved football star. But after years of professional head-bashing, something is terribly wrong: he now has headaches, memory loss, and mood swings. With the help of his mother and good friends, ZJ faces his father's decline. An important and heartfelt prose poem." —Liza Bernard, Norwich Bookstore, Norwich, VT Purchase Your Copy Here!
by Sharon Creech
Out: September 8
"This is a truly beautiful story. The writing is like colors painting pictures of Gina's life in my mind and I love it. One Time is a story about imagination, childhood, friendship, growing up, and still being a child inside. The characters are wonderful, and the story is heartwarming and relatable to anyone who has ever felt like the odd one out. Everyone should read this book." —Marielle Orff, Towne Book Center and Wine Bar, Collegeville, PA Pre-Order Your Copy Here!
For Teens
by Tiffany D. Jackson
Out: September 15
"Tiffany Jackson has truly outdone herself with Grown, which is saying a lot as we've come to know her as one of the most brilliant storytellers in YA. But without a doubt, Grown hits at a new level. This novel is one of the most important, relevant, and utterly compelling stories of the year. It is a sharp-edged tale that both teens and adults should make space for in their to-be-read piles this year before it makes all of the award lists in the spring! Believe Black girls. Protect Black girls." —Cristina Russell, Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL Pre-Order Your Copy Here!
by Garth Nix
Out: September 22
“This is a fast-paced, rich, and entertaining read. The deep magic consumed my attention; I was in love with Merlin's overflowing personality and Susan's unflappable drive, and I had so much fun with the concept of booksellers who double as guardians against Old World magic. This book has a lot of crossover potential for audiences, between the high and urban fantasy and the accessibility for teen and adult readers alike. This is sure to be one of my top recommendations when it comes out. I love a good bookseller with a sword!” —Breanna Spiegel, Boulder Book Store, Boulder, CO Pre-Order Your Copy Here!
by Lilliam Rivera
Out: September 15
"In this fresh remix, Lilliam Rivera deftly combines original details with contemporary Afro-Latinx life in the Bronx, from the flirty bounce of bachata to the weight of Hurricane Maria and its impact on island communities and diaspora. I love how this character-driven romance humanizes Pheus and Eury—they are accessible, complex teens distinctly of our time who face an ancient and destructive threat with equal parts assuredness and fearful trepidation. A satisfyingly feminist ending rounds out this myth retextured for our modern moment. Immersive and intense, Never Look Back will make you want Rivera to retell all of your favorite classics." —Niki Marion, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA Pre-Order Your Copy Here!
Bargain Books
by Yotam Ottolenghi
List price: $40.00
Our Price: $19.98
A cookbook from acclaimed London restaurant Nopi, by powerhouse author Yotam Ottolenghi and Nopi head chef Ramael Scully. Pandan leaves meet pomegranate seeds, star anise meets sumac, and miso meets molasses in this collection of 120 new recipes from Yotam Ottolenghi's restaurant. In collaboration with Nopi's head chef Ramael Scully, Yotam's journey from the Middle East to the Far East is one of big and bold flavors, with surprising twists along the way. Purchase Your Copy Here!
by Jane Goodall
List Price: $17.99
Our Price: $8.98
From world-renowned scientist Jane Goodall, as seen in the new National Geographic documentary Jane, comes a poignant memoir about her spiritual epiphany and an appeal for why everyone can find a reason for hope. Dr. Jane Goodall's revolutionary study of chimpanzees in Tanzania's Gombe preserve forever altered the very, definition of humanity. Now, in a poignant and insightful memoir, Jane Goodall explores her extraordinary life and personal spiritual odyssey, with observations as profound as the knowledge she has brought back from the forest. Purchase Your Copy Here!
by Amor Towles
List price: $17.00
Our Price: $9.98
On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society—where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve. With its sparkling depiction of New York's social strata, its intricate imagery and themes, and its immensely appealing characters, Rules of Civility won the hearts of readers and critics alike. Purchase Your Copy Here!
by Fredrik Backman
List price: $16.00
Our Price: $9.98
When Britt-Marie walks out on her cheating husband and has to fend for herself in the miserable backwater town of Borg—of which the kindest thing one can say is that it has a road going through it—she finds work as the caretaker of a soon-to-be demolished recreation center. The fastidious Britt-Marie soon finds herself being drawn into the daily doings of her fellow citizens, an odd assortment of miscreants, drunkards, layabouts. Most alarming of all, she's given the impossible task of leading the supremely untalented children’s soccer team to victory. In this small town of misfits, can Britt-Marie find a place where she truly belongs? Funny and moving, sweet and inspiring, Britt-Marie Was Here celebrates the importance of community and connection in a world that can feel isolating. Purchase Your Copy Here!
by Rebecca Solnit
List price: $14.95
Our Price: $7.98
In a timely follow-up to her national bestseller Men Explain Things to Me, Rebecca Solnit offers indispensable commentary on women who refuse to be silenced, misogynistic violence, the fragile masculinity of the literary canon, the gender binary, the recent history of rape jokes, and much more. In characteristic style, Solnit mixes humor, keen analysis, and powerful insight in these essays. Purchase Your Copy Here!
by Maira Kalman
List price: $25.00
Price: $9.98
With great style, wit, and joy, Maira Kalman and Barbara Scott-Goodman celebrate their favorite dessert. In Cake, renowned artist and author Maira Kalman and food writer Barbara Scott-Goodman bring us a beautifully illustrated book dedicated to their love of cakes. Filled with Kalman's inimitable illustrations and memories, from chocolate cake on a terrace in Tel Aviv as a child to a gorgeous pink cake enjoyed over Lucretius and Nietzsche in Rome, and sprinkled with seventeen mouthwatering recipes prepared by Scott-Goodman, Cake is a joyful and whimsical celebration of a timeless dessert. Purchase Your Copy Here!
by Graham Robb
List price: $22.50
Our Price: $8.98
This is the Paris you never knew. From the Revolution to the present, Graham Robb has distilled a series of astonishing true narratives, all stranger than fiction, of the lives of the great, the near-great, and the forgotten. Baudelaire, the photographer Marville, Baron Haussmann, the real-life Mimi of La Boheme, Proust, Adolf Hitler touring the occupied capital in the company of his generals, Charles de Gaulle (who is suspected of having faked an assassination attempt in Notre Dame)—these and many more are Robb's cast of characters, and the settings range from the quarries and catacombs beneath the streets to the grand monuments to the appalling suburbs ringing the city today. The result is a resonant, intimate history with the power of a great novel. Purchase Your Copy Here!
Livestream Readings
Poetry Reading
Thursday, September 10, 7pm
Register here!
Annie Bloom's welcomes these three Northwest poets for a livestream reading from their new collections, published by Portland's own Airlie Press. In Washington state poet Megan Alpert's The Animal at Your Side, narrators scavenge for clues, trying to stitch together a life in the midst of unrootedness. Oregon poet Amelia Díaz Ettinger's Learning to Love a Western Sky is a reflection of the assimilation of the immigrant into the host landscape. Portland poet Jennifer Perrine's Again riffs on common words—tremendous, terrific, disaster, wall, ban—that have been overused and misused in recent years, made to carry the weight of disturbing connotations. Read More Here!
Poetry Reading
Monday, September 14, 7pm
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Annie Bloom's welcomes local poets Gina Williams, Dan Raphael, and Christopher Luna for a livestream reading from their latest collections. Gina Williams's An Unwavering Horizon is a finely crafted collection that explores perspectives and understandings often missed in the hustle and crush of everyday life. Manything, Dan Raphael's 21st book, got its title from the wide variety of styles, vocabularies and subjects in the 66 poems within. Portland poet Christopher Luna's latest collection is Message from the Vessel in a Dream. Read More Here!
Northwest Mystery Authors
Thursday, September 17, 7pm
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Annie Bloom's welcomes these Northwest mystery authors for a livestream reading from their new novels. In Washington author Elena Taylor's All We Buried, a body floats to the surface of Lake Collier. Interim sheriff Elizabeth "Bet" Rivers realizes she doesn't know the townspeople as well as she thought, and nothing can prepare her for what she is about to discover. Portland author Baron Birtcher's Fistful of Rain is the sequel to 2017's South California Purples. Set in 1975, it is the story of a nation, a rural county, and a small town coming to terms with turbulent change. Oregon author Kathleen Valenti's As Directed is the third in her Maggie O'Malley mystery series. When Maggie embarks on a new career at the corner drugstore, customers start falling ill. As Maggie and her best friend Constantine begin to investigate, they discover that some of the deadliest doses come from the most unexpected places. Read More Here!
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